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I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

aka I Could Never Be Your Woman

"Find Yourself. In Love."

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Details: 97 mins · English, French · PG-13 (USA)

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It's not very often I turn a Michelle Pfeiffer romantic movie off - but the woman (supposebly mother earth) was just too much for me

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"Find Yourself. In Love."

Plot:

Rosie (Michelle Pfeiffer), is a 40-year old divorced mother who works as a scriptwriter and producer for a TV show, "You Go Girl." Rosie is insecure about her age, and uses cosmetics to maintain her appearance. She has a very close relationship with her thirteen-year old daughter, Izzie (Saoirse Ronan), who has fallen for a boy in her class named Dylan, but has no man in her life, despite her ex-husband's urging that she start dating again. To the dismay of Rosie and her British co-writer, David (David Mitchell), her boss, Marty (Fred Willard) decides that the show may no longer cover controversial subjects, so Rosie decides to cast a new character for the show. She is taken by a bright and charming young man named Adam (Paul Rudd), and decides to cast him as a new, nerdy character to fall for the character played by her arrogant and self-centred lead actress, Brianna (Stacey Dash). Adam's character is well received by test audiences, and Rosie persuades Marty to give him a chance.

As she continues to offer Izzie advice on Dylan, Rosie becomes smitten by Adam, who suggests they go out to a club together. When he comes to pick her up, Adam bonds with Izzie immediately, helping her complete a mission on a video game she was playing, in order to impress Dylan. While there, Rosie lies about her age and says that she's 36, while Adam says that he is 32. Rosie is nervous about the age difference, but when he goes onto the dance floor at the nightclub, she realises he is as free spirited as her, and finds Adam to be as free-spirited as her. The two kiss in Adam's car, and Rosie admits that she's actually 40, only for Adam to admit that he is actually 29, which startles Rosie. Despite this, Adam reveals that he doesn't care about their age difference, and the two continue their relationship. Despite this, Rosie's insecurity over her age begins to come out, egged on by her internal conversations with Mother Nature (Tracey Ullman), and she confesses to Adam that she is not sure that their relationship is going to work, to his confusion. Meanwhile, their relationship draws the jealousy of Rosie's secretary, Jeannie, who begins to sabotage them by stealing Adam's gifts to Rosie, and then by stealing Adam's phone, taking a photograph of Brianna in a compromising position with it, and then putting it in Rosie's handbag, which does not succeed. Rosie continues to be nervous when she hears a recording of Adam flirting with Brianna (he had been encouraged to in order to keep her calm and the centre of attention). Things become worse when Izzie has a failed double date with Dylan, and she starts to become insecure about her own appearance, something that concerns Rosie.

When Adam is first shown on TV, he is an instant hit, and he starts to become famous from it. This leads to Rosie becoming even more insecure, and worrying that Adam will take advantage of his fame and start looking at younger women. Things become worse when her show is cancelled, and Adam is given a role in an upcoming sitcom, and, to her shock, she discovers a speeding ticket sent to Adam showing him in a car with Brianna. She is then forced to berate Izzie when, during a chance encounter with her friend, Henry Winkler, he reveals that Izzie and her friend had prank-called a number of celebrities in her phone book. She confronts Adam with the photograph of him with Brianna, and he is shocked, having never been in a car with her before, and angrily breaks up with him. Undeterred, Adam makes numerous attempts to reconcile with Rosie, including refusing to film the new sitcom he has been offered to take part in until she is named a co-producer. Meanwhile, Rosie is looking through a bloopers reel of her old show, when she realises that it was filmed at the time that the speeding ticket claimed Adam had been driving with Brianna, and deduces that the only person who could have sent it was Jeannie. She proceeds to confront Jeannie when Marty calls her to his office to offer her a job on Adam's sitcom, and hits her in the face, reducing her to tears. She then reconciles with Adam. Later, at a school talent show, she sees Izzie has finally succeeded in winning Dylan over, and watches as the two kiss. Mother Nature reminds her that, in growing older, she is making way for a girl like Izzie to replace her.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2008-02-12